Less about politics, it’s more about the way culture is shaped by brain physiology.
Depending to what degree one’s thinking and worldview is anchored in the part of the brain known as the amygdala, one is more likely to identify with conservative values (small ‘c’ conservative).
When this part of the brain is too active, one can become allergic to uncertainty. An active amygdala shuts down higher brain functions. It results in an impatience with complexity, a fear of change and a need for simple answers that conform to values.
Such characteristics would make one a poor scientist.